Emacs currently requires bash and gzip to be propagated to load core functionality

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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 6 Jul 2020 04:59
Emacs currently requires bash and gzip to be progatade to load core functionality.
(name . bug-guix)(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
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Hello!

It was discovered while troubleshooting an issue on help-guix [0] that
Emacs cannot currently load its subr-x module (there are probably many
more) when used in a pure environment (or container) that doesn't
propagate bash and gzip, which it uses to decompress the said module.

The fix would be to patch Emacs' sources so those programs are referred
by their absolute store paths rather than simply being looked in PATH.

Maxim

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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 9 Jul 2020 05:02
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retitle 42224 Emacs currently requires bash and gzip to be propagated to load core functionality
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 13 Jul 2020 15:47
Re: bug#42224: Emacs currently requires bash and gzip to be progatade to load core functionality.
(name . Maxim Cournoyer)(address . maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com)(address . 42224@debbugs.gnu.org)
87v9irplw9.fsf@gnu.org
Hi,

Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com> skribis:

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> It was discovered while troubleshooting an issue on help-guix [0] that
> Emacs cannot currently load its subr-x module (there are probably many
> more) when used in a pure environment (or container) that doesn't
> propagate bash and gzip, which it uses to decompress the said module.

D’oh!

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> The fix would be to patch Emacs' sources so those programs are referred
> by their absolute store paths rather than simply being looked in PATH.

Yup, looks like the way to go.

Ludo’.
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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 20 May 2021 14:42
Re: bug#42224: Emacs currently requires bash and gzip to be propagated to load core functionality
(name . Ludovic Courtès)(address . ludo@gnu.org)(address . 42224-done@debbugs.gnu.org)
875yzd1srb.fsf_-_@gmail.com
Hi,

Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:

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> Hi,
>
> Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com> skribis:
>
>> It was discovered while troubleshooting an issue on help-guix [0] that
>> Emacs cannot currently load its subr-x module (there are probably many
>> more) when used in a pure environment (or container) that doesn't
>> propagate bash and gzip, which it uses to decompress the said module.
>
> D’oh!
>
>> The fix would be to patch Emacs' sources so those programs are referred
>> by their absolute store paths rather than simply being looked in PATH.

I believe this was fixed by Leo Prikler in their commit
d13b46fae46fe0e0d529e67ffc7f4074440d1b6e (gnu: emacs: Add coreutils and
gzip to PATH).

Closing!

Maxim
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